With this week being the first full week of November, I would like to dedicate this blog to Alzheimer’s awareness. November is considered to be Alzheimer’s awareness month. Alzheimer’s is considered to be the most common form of dementia. It can cause problems with thinking, memory and behavior, as well as other cognitive abilities that can inhibit someones normal daily routine. Many people believe Alzheimer’s is an “old person’s disease”, and most Alzheimer’s patients are 65 years old and older. Though, according to alz.org, about 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have early-onset Alzheimer’s.
With Alzheimer’s being a progressive disease, it worsens over time and unfortunately has no cure. Though research is ongoing and treatments can slow the dementia symptoms which in turn can improve the quality and length of life of an Alzheimer’s patient.
The following link lists the top 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s:
If someone close to you suffers from this disease there are local support groups in the West Texas area, and if you would like to support Alzheimer’s awareness here are some things you can do:
- Share this blog post
- Donate to the Alzheimer’s Association:
- Register and join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s
- Join ALZ Awareness Campaign
- Volunteer at a local organization
Through the month of November keep Alzheimer patients in your thoughts and help spread awareness!